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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·pov·er·ish /ɪmˈpɑvrɪʃ, ˈpɑvə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pov·er·ish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impoverished p. pr. & vb. n. Impoverishing.]
 1. To make poor; to reduce to poverty or indigence; as, misfortune and disease impoverish families.
 2. To exhaust the strength, richness, or fertility of; to make sterile; as, to impoverish land.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make poor [ant: enrich]
      2: take away [syn: deprive] [ant: enrich]